Martian Gardens Episode 1066

Martian Gardens Episode 1066
Recorded at Max’s home studio,
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 20, 2021
Contact Max Shea: 
(or just leave a comment below)
Radio4All archive (search “Martian Gardens”)

Hour 1

Donal Fox: Ballade for Clarinet and Piano
Gone City
New World Records/1997
clarinet: Eric Thomas; piano: Donal Fox; recorded at WGBH, Boston, February 18, 1993; composition year: 1993; time: 4:33

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen: Spira B (S. Macchia)
Second Flight (various composers)
Innova Recordings/2021
(for saxophone and live electronics); saxophone: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen; recorded at Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; composer: Salvatore Macchia; composition year: 2013; time: 12:14

Curtis K. Hughes: Lesson Plan*

New Focus Recordings/2021
bass clarinet: Amy Advocat; recorded at WGBH, Boston, June 2019; composition year: 2007; time: 2:30
*dedicated to Lee Hyla

Ursula Mamlok: Woodwind Quintet
I. Molto vivo (5:05)
II. Andante tranquillo (4:42)
III. Allegro molto (4:59)
Music of Ursula Mamlok Volume 1
Bridge Records/2009
Windscape: flute/piccolo: Tara Helen O’Connor; oboe: Randall Ellis; clarinet: Alan R. Kay; bassoon: Frank Morrelli; horn: David Jolley; recorded at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, New York, January 22, 2008; composition year: 1956; total time: 14:52

Percy A. Grainger: The Immovable Do
Cowell & Grainger — Works for Saxophones

Mode Records/2016
The Percy Saxophone Ensemble; recorded at RBB, Berlin, Germany, April 2003; composition year: 1939; time: 5:03

Lincoln Trio: Fast; with broad sweep (Trio for violin, cello, and piano, Mvt. III)

Trios from the City of Big Shoulders (Bacon/Sowerby)
The Lincoln Trio (violin: Desirée Ruhstrat; cello: David Cunliffe; piano: Marta Aznavoorian); recorded at the Allen Recital Hall, DePaul University, Chicago, summer 2020; composer: Leo Sowerby; composition year: 1953; selection time: 9:09

Hour 2

Alain Savouret: Refus d’été
Les Saisons 1972 [GMEB] — 2002 [IMEB]
(various artists)
electroacoustic music: Alain Savouret; composition year: 2002; time: 13:25

Annette Vande Gorne: A Midsummer Afternoon’s Dream (from Été)*

empreintes DIGITALes/2020
electroacoustic music realized at the Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio of Musiques & Recherches, Ohain, Belgium, 2018-2019; premiered at Monaco électroacoustique 2019: Concert 3, Théâtre des variétés, Monaco, April 20, 2019; selection time: 5:06
*dedicated to Mario Mary

Steve Layton & ImprovFriday: Summer Night Sounds
Summer Mirages

Steve Layton’s Bandcamp/2012
musicians: Bruce Hamilton, Jim Goodin; mixed by Steve Layton at the composer’s studio, June 2012; total time: 2:47

Tom Johnson: selections from Counting to Seven
a. French (1:34)
b. Maninke (or Malinke) (4:22)
c. Okinawan (2:33)
Counting to Seven
New World Records/2021
voices and percussion: Ensemble Dedalus, featuring Tom Johnson; recorded at Laboratoires d’Aubervilles, France, August 2020; composition year: 2014; total selections time: 8:29

Elaine Barkin:
a. Purnama (3:37)
b. What if (1:55)
c. Tune for Bobbie (2:05)
Open Space 46 (Randall/Barkin/Boretz)
Open Space/2021
MIDI-realized music: Elaine Barkin; total selections time: 7:37

Peter Garland: selections from Three Dawns
a. movement 1 (2:49)
b. movement 3 (2:06)
Three Dawns and Bush Radio Calling
Cold Blue Music/2021
piano: Ron Squibbs; recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, August 2019; total selections time: 4:55

James Caldwell: Out of Pocket Music
No. 21 (1:04)
No. 18 (0:45)
No. 19 (1:20)
No. 20 (1:38)
No. 17 (2:07)
Pocket Music
concrète miniatures 1998-2020
Neuma Records/2021
electroacoustic music created at the composer’s studio, and the Electronic Music Studios of the University of Western Illinois, Macomb; composition year: 2015; time: 6:44

Hour 3

R. Weis: Sky Palace Ritual
Web of Illusion

R. Weis/1998
samples and sampler: Robert Weis; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh, time: 2:19

Anthony Gatto:
a. 1st Interlude — Enoch Emory (1:40)
b. Scene 4 — Haze rents at Mrs. Flood’s boarding house (4:56)
c. Scene 4 — Sabbath Lily’s 1st Song, Babe I never saw (1:57)
Wise Blood
New Focus Recordings/2020
Jason Paul Andrews as Enoch Emery; Martin Bakari as Haze Motes; Holly Hansen as Sabbath Lily Hawks; Michael Sommers as the potato-peeling machine hawker; Brian Major as Asa Hawks; The Adam Meckler Orchestra, conductor: David Bloom (trumpets, flugelhorns: Adam Meckler, Tom Krochock, cameron Kinghorn; trombone: Nick Syman; bass trombone: Jenn Werner; euphonium: Eric Ebeling; tuba: Nelson Devereaux; alto saxophone, soprano saxophone: David Hirsch; alto saxophone: Gus Sandberg; tenor saxophone: Angela Hirsch; baritone saxophone and piccolo: Kameron Markworth; bass: Steven Hobert; piano and accordion: Erik Barsness; percussion: Reid Kruger); libretto adapted from Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood; recorded in Minneapolis; composition year: 2015; total selections time: 9:33

Lucas Marshall Smith: In His Hands
Music from SEAMUS Volume 28 (various artists)
New Focus Recordings/2019
voice, processing: Lucas Marshall Smith; texts: Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” passages from Revelation and Jeremiah; composition year: 2017; time: 4:42

Trevor Wishart: selections from Two Women*
a. Sirens (Margaret Thatcher quoting St. Francis of Assisi) (3:26)
b. Stentor (Ian Paisley inveighing against Margaret Thatcher) (2:27)
Electronic Music Foundation/2000
voice processing, sounds: Trevor Wishart; premiered at the Parachialkirke, Berlin, in a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of Musique Concrete, September 1998; composition year: 1998; total selections time: 5:53
*refers to the subjects Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana

Agostino Di Scipio: 5 Piccoli Ritmi (5 Little Rhythms)
Electro Acoustic Music VI
(various artists)
Neuma Records/1999
guitar sounds, voice, processing, KYMA/Capybara programming: Agnostio Di Scipio; voice: Celia Pereyra; text: Humberto Maturana; realized at Laboratorio Musica e Sonologia , L’Aquila, Italy; 1996; time: 6:31

Mark So: Though we haven’t read it, we know there is a script* (excerpt)
Part of Life
Open Space/2021
cassettes, readings (*readings 44): Mark So; text: Eileen Myles, “The End of New England,”; excerpt time: 15:00 (15:00-30:00 of 45:55)

Lori Freedman:
a. Bridge One — Firth of Forth (2:12)
b. Bridge Two — de Normandie (5:20)
c. Flicker (M. Galante) (2:57)
clarinets: Lori Freedman; piano: Brigitte Poulin (c.); recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, June 2009; composition years: a., b. 2009; c. 2007; composers: a., b. Lori Freedman; c. Michele Galante; total selections time: 10:29

— FIN —

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s